Japan: Temples, Traditions & Tea
The Evolved Traveler's new luxury 11-night, the private journey begins in vibrant Tokyo where you experience the diversity of Asakusa, part of Tokyo’s shitamachi (old town). Asakusa is home to Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple, and the city’s oldest Geisha district. Marvel at the Shibuya, the world’s busiest intersection, before enjoying the more tranquil, and lesser seen side of the city, on a bike ride through Tokyo’s backstreets and local shotengai (small commercial streets) in hip neighborhoods such as Shimo-Kitazawa. Next, board the bullet train for beautiful Kyoto, the reigning cultural capital of Japan, home to 2,000 shrines and temples and 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Partake in a tea ceremony in Kodai-ji, a stunning 400-year-old temple where special access has been granted for your private ceremony.
Continues to the sacred island of Miyajima and the city of Hiroshima which includes a visit to the moving Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Finally, it is off to Osaka, the flamboyant and colorful world of Japan’s street food and nightlife where a local food expert will take you on a culinary highlights tour of Osaka experiencing the city’s best-loved dishes - including Japanese soul food! The Evolved Traveler invites to experience the wonder of Japan on this once-in-lifetime journey of Japan, or, let’s us design a personalized itinerary just for you!
12-Days – 11-Nights $15,950 per person based on double occupancy
Tokyo, Kyoto, Lake Biwa, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Osaka